Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hatley Castle

Hatley Castle, on Hatley Park National Historic Site, is located in Colwood, British Columbia in Greater Victoria. This castle is absolutely gorgeous, but, in all seriousness, I don't have anything very interesting to say about it. In other words then, it seems to have a very peaceful history.

"James Dunsmuir commissioned Samuel Maclure, a Victorian architect, to design the "Castle", and Messrs. Brett and Hall, landscape artists of Boston, Massachusetts, to plan the gardens and surroundings. Local stone, trimmed by Valdez and Saturna Island sandstone was used in the building's construction. Its impressive exterior is matched only by the lavishness of the interior appointments; oak and rosewood paneled rooms, baronial fireplace, teak floors, and specially made lighting fixtures. James is quoted as saying: 'Money doesn't matter, just build what I want.' "

From: Hatley Caste.com

I found this wonderful website with a complete history and page after page of stunningly gorgeous pictures: http://www.hatleycastle.com/

The pictures are from Wikipedia.

Have fun exploring!

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